Craig Richards’ Houghton Festival returns with first edition since 2018


Houghton Festival, curated by DJ and producer Craig Richards, has announced the lineup for its 2022 edition, which takes place in the Norfolk countryside from 11 to 14 August.

Derrick Carter, Ben UFO, Midland, Colleen Cosmo Murphy, Greg Wilson, Bill Brewster, DMX Krew, DJ Stingray, Joy Orbison, Horse Meat Disco, Magda, Palms Trax, Saoirse and Ricardo Villalobos are among those to have been named on the 2022 bill – the first time the festival has taken place since 2018.

Tickets for the four-day event are now on sale.

“With great pride we present the program of music for Houghton 2022,” Richards commented.

“None of us could have imagined such a suspenseful and prolonged journey to the summit. But get there we shall. Preparations are fully under way, The magic of Houghton will soon return.”


Among those to appear at this year’s event is Midland, who explains that he will “never forget walking on to site at the first Houghton. It was clear from the off that this was no ordinary ‘festival’. It’s rare to feel that free in how you play and experience music but everything is geared towards making it an out of body experience for artists and attendees alike and I cannot wait to return”.

Elsewhere, as Saoirse puts it, “I think one of my favourite things about Houghton is that it is so well curated that I had a kind of like guarantee that any stage or tent I would end up in I would encounter really quality, you could just stray anywhere and you’ll hear really good music, it takes the festival planning stress away.”

For more information, visit www.houghtonfestival.co.uk. Photography by Jake Davis. Words by Márcia Costa.

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